This Magnificent Marin Midcentury Comes With Bay Views and a Bountiful Garden

Designed by Joseph Esherick in 1961, the five-bedroom home sits just a stone’s throw away from San Francisco.
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Location: 11 Crest Road, Belvedere, California 

Price: $4,995,000

Architect: Joseph Esherick

Year Built: 1961

Footprint: 3,152 square feet (five bedrooms, three bath)

Lot Size: 0.80 acres

From the Agent: "Reflecting architectural provenance, this residence provides a rare opportunity to own a quintessentially Bay Area midcentury-modern work of art designed by Joseph Esherick. Located on a private, dead-end road, the property offers exemplary views from Richardson Bay, across Belvedere Lagoon and the Tiburon Peninsula, and onto the bay. Other notable features include: high, open beam ceilings, wood floors, a primary suite located on the main level, extreme privacy, excellent natural light, and extensive garden spaces with curated plantings."

The home is located in Belvedere, a community consisting of two islands and a lagoon in Marin County, California.

Clad in cedar-shake siding, the historic property is built into the hillside, so it looks like a one-story residence from the street. 

Strategically placed windows wrap around the main living room, framing postcard-worthy views across the Belvedere Lagoon and Tiburon Peninsula.

In the kitchen, wooden cabinetry and countertops contrast with the central stainless-steel island and appliances. A nearby breakfast bar overlooks the garden area.

A large office, complete with extensive glazing and storage, sits next to the primary suite.

The lower level features three bedrooms, a full bath, and a spacious recreation room that offers direct outdoor access. 

An extensive garden with curated plantings, fruit trees, berry bushes, and four tiers of raised beds awaits in the backyard.

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